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Museo de Casa Blanca

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Address: Calle San Sebastian 1 | Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787 725 1454
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Description: Built in 1521 as a home for Governor Juan Ponce de Leon, today this...
Built in 1521 as a home for Governor Juan Ponce de Leon, today this historic landmark contains two interesting museums of Indian and colonial artifacts.
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One of the oldest homes in the Americas. Advertised as the home of Ponce de Leon but he may not have actually lived here. In any case an interesting and pleasant stop and nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The museum opening hours are mentioned on the website, but sometimes the museum is closed during the second half of the day. So please plan the trip accordingly

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

One of the oldest homes in the Americas. Advertised as the home of Ponce de Leon but he may not have actually lived here. In any case an interesting and pleasant stop and nice views over the town.

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Rincon PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Found it exploring some area not visited by me before, I was looking for a free parking spot. Well preserve, nice information. It was free the entrance. Check it out

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If you like history, make a stop here. You can see the house on top of the hill from down by the San Juan Gate, but to get there you first walk through the extensive grounds, from the end of Calle San Sebastian. The grounds and house are self-guided, so your visit can be as short or long as you... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

While visiting El Morro, Iglesia San Jose, or one of the museums in the north western part of old san juan, take the time out to walk to the end of san sebastian street to find this great free museum. It's more of a preserved home than a museum, with the rooms filled with all the furnishings of a colonial... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Museo de Casa Blanca is a little hidden in Old San Juan but well worth a quick visit. No entry fee and a unique perspective on what life would have looked like a few hundred years ago. Since it is also the original "White House" is has some interesting history. One can only imagine how beautiful it must have been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It clearly looks to be a work in progress. Difficult to get a feel for what's new and old. Pleasant enough. Free. I hope in the future they put the fountains and gardens into full swing and this place could be absolutely awesome

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We toured this lovely building and grounds during our recent stay in Old San Juan, and it was definitely worth our time. We called ahead and arranged to have a young man give us a tour in English. He was very personable and knowledgeable and eager to share his knowledge with us. Since we were there shortly after they opened,... More 

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Gahanna, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I really enjoyed looking around in the house. First of all, it costs nothing but your time and attention. Second, the staff is very friendly and happy to answer any questions you may have. One thing that added greatly to the experience was the furnishings. Of course they are replicas of furniture from the 1500's, but they give character to... More 

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san antonio, texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

What looks like a modest white washed wall and building is really a large site with gardens and buildings that was built for the first governor of Puerto Rico, Ponce de Leon. The location overlooking the back side of the San Juan bay is merely fifty yards from San Juan gate, the entry point for the first soldiers and settlers... More 

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